Grant Programs

Building Healthier Communities Eligibility Guidelines

Eligible organizations can submit requests once per calendar year and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have current 501(c)3 status
  • Proposed programming must benefit communities in the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area
  • Must not have been funded by the IBC Foundation more than twice in the past three years

Evaluation Criteria

In general, we will consider funding requests up to $25,000, with preference given to requests under $10,000. Grant requests will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Organizations must:

  • Make a measurable and positive impact on the health of a specific community (defined as a geographic area, an ethnic group, or an age group)
  • Accomplish clearly defined goals as outlined in the grant application
  • Have a clear strategy to implement and manage the proposed project
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility through a detailed and realistic project budget that itemizes expenses and projected revenue

Application deadlines

The application period for Cycle II of the Building Healthier Communities program will be open from June 1, 2017 through July 14, 2017.